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How-to care for your house plants

Posted in Gardening, Home Decor, Tips, Projects & DIYs
on September 29, 2015

Our first place was seriously lacking character and warmth. Even when we brought in furtniture and window treatments, it still felt so bare! Enter my first houseplant. A little Christmas Cacuts! I loved having it and quickly added more. Now, in our house, we have a bit of a jungle going on.

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They’re all thriving here! Plants are a great alternative to fresh cut flowers, because they last so much longer which, in turn, costs less. You know I love that.

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How to make your home look more expensive | Designing with inspiration

Posted in Blog, Room Sources, Tips, Projects & DIYs
on August 16, 2015

Get inspired

Are you looking to re-do a room in your house but don’t know where to start? It’s time to get inspired! Get online, pick up a decor magazine, browse your local home decor stores. You can gather ideas from anywhere! Try to envision what your dream space would feel like. 

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Dorm Styling Roundup

Posted in Blog, Room Sources, Tips, Projects & DIYs
on August 4, 2015

I’m taking a quick break from the “How to make your home look more expensive” series to team up with and bring you some of my favorite tips for decorating dorms! I hope that you, a friend, or your kids will find this helpful!

Whether you’re a freshman this semester or graduating soon, it’s important to make your dorm a place you actually want to be! If you’re like me, you’re not impressed with the space as-is. It’s time to bring in some items to make it feel like home. Think, cozy, stylish and YOU. There are so many gimmick-y sources out there that design things just for dorms. The only things you really need that are exclusive to dorms are those extra-long twin sheets. Those are a MUST. Maybe even two sets, depending on how lazy you are with your laundry.

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Simple ways to elevate your space

Posted in Blog, Tips, Projects & DIYs
on August 2, 2015

Make the most of your light

This one is major! Take a look at the rooms you’re loving on Pinterest or Instagram… they probably all have one thing in common. They have plenty of light! Even if you don’t have a ton of natural light flooding into your space, you can take advantage of whatever you have. The way you hang your curtains can effect how bright and spacious your room feels. You want to use as much of the available wall space above and around your windows as possible. Try raising your curtain rods as high above the window trim as possible to make your ceilings appear taller.

Keep in mind, the best results come with long curtain panels to really elongate the walls. Doing this will make your room feel so much bigger! If that’s the effect you’re going for, you don’t want to use short curtains.

What about width? Ideally when your curtains are fully open, they will only be covering the window trim and none of the glass. Giving the illusion of larger windows and will also let in all of the available natural light. This illustration from demonstrates what I mean, perfectly:

In our living room, there wasn’t a ton of space from the tops of the windows to the ceiling, but I took full advantage and hung them high! If it’s in your budget to improve your windows, it’s worth it to increase the natural light–get a hold of these guys (Ideal Construction) for a consult.

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Layer, Layer, Layer!

The key to a beautifully warm and comfortable home is adding layers of texture in every room. The result can include various colors or patterns without being busy or jarring. I find the most sophisticated spaces are just layered with different textures. Soft furs, natural fiber rugs, wood, and metallic finishes can all mix together to create a wonderful, collected–and high-end look. Even rooms filled with your favorite accessories can fall flat, when the room lacks various textures. Layering is what makes a space interesting, no matter what your personal style of decorating is.
Layer with Pillows | Indigo & HoneyPillows are an easy way to achieve a layered look. Mix in a few textured neutrals with pops of color and you’ve immediately created interest. As for accessories, the same rules apply. Vary the finishes by adding some shine with mirrors, dishes, or lamps with natural fibers like plants, antlers and baskets.

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I’m also a big believer of mixing old with new. Decorating your home is something that takes time. You can’t rush the process. Even if you could afford to buy everything you need right upfront, you’d be missing out on the journey. Finding out what you love most and what your home needs is what enhances your daily life and makes your home feel more personal.

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Use vertical space wisely.

Make your ceilings appear higher by drawing the eye up with a point of interest. Add an interesting light fixture or wallpaper to the ceiling to make a statement. Install a shelf over a door to hold books, collections, baskets, etc. By giving these spaces a purpose, you’re giving more height and visual interest to the room.

Image courtesy of the bungalow blog   Need to look around the house for places to put shelves above doors and other areas in the house to display books and crystal and things that are stored away right now. Good reason to take them out of their hiding places.

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Have you considered a gallery wall? The way you arrange art can greatly impact the illusion of space. See how this clean grid arrangement draws the eye up?

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Add a touch of lux to your home. The finishes you choose can make all the difference! It doesn’t have to be a big crystal chandelier or a velvet sofa, but the materials you choose can make a big difference. If you’re looking for a sophisticated look, choose wood instead of plastic, cotton instead of polyester. You can keep it small scale to stay in budget too. Showcase a collection of colored glass or miniature brass animals on your bookshelf, a faux fur throw, a gallery wall made up of gold finished frames. The possibilities are endless.

A collection of brass animals on any surface makes for a bold, whimsical statement.
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This goes for hardware too. If it’s lame, replace it! Not just in the kitchen or bathroom. Do you love the bones of a piece of furniture but it’s feeling a little lack-luster? Before you go refinishing it, try switching out the knobs!

Selecting finishes for our non-white kitchen

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There are some beautiful options on the markets in many price ranges.
Here are some of my current favorites:

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Elevate your space with flowers

Posted in Gardening, Home Decor
on July 31, 2015
Elevate your space with flowers

Flowers: A simple way to add life and richness to a room

Whether you’re hosting a brunch or just want a nice welcome home each day, having a couple arrangements around can really breathe life into your home and make it feel more elevated. You don’t have to spend a lot to have a beautiful effect. Some of the simplest arrangements are the most beautiful. Continue reading